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Governors implore federal justice department to investigate anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking industry 

This news story was published on May 29, 2021.
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DES MOINES– Governor Kim Reynolds and five other governors wrote to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), asking them to continue their investigation into anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking industry. The DOJ had originally sent investigative demands to the nation’s four largest meatpackers in May 2020.

“Perhaps no person embodies the independent and untamable spirit of the United States better than the cattle producer,” wrote the governors in their letter. “But this way of life is under threat. Decades of consolidation in meatpacking has significantly limited the options that producers have to market their cattle and has created a situation where one segment of the beef industry has near total control over the entire market.”

The governors highlighted the threat to consumers as prices of meat at the grocery store continue to rise, all while beef producers are struggling to make ends meet.

“The consistently high prices realized on the boxed beef side are not being reflected on the producer side, forcing consumers to pay a premium for beef while threatening many of our producers with the loss of their business,” wrote the governors.

Governor Kim Reynolds was joined in signing the letter by South Dakota Governor Noem, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, and Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt. 

The letter can be found online here

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12 Responses to Governors implore federal justice department to investigate anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking industry 

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 3, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Its kind of odd how the food industry is being shut down. The meat factory got hit by China or Russia hackers they are not sure where. Now the fishing grounds is being polluted by chemicals. Joe Biden shuts down 85% of the oil industry. On top of a pandemic from a virus made in China and New Jersey labs. Starting to look like this was all planned out.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 3, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Once again, the Democrats act like little grade-school children when they don’t get their way!

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Why should they? If Republicons don’t give a hoot about how or why the insurrection started at the capitol that KILLED people then why would they give a dam about the meat packing industry? They are just showboats, FAKERS, and liars. Why would the media want to give them any type of attention? They don’t care as long as they keep their sights in the media whether its good or bad. It’s called BRATS attention.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 2, 2021 at 4:49 pm

      You mean the 1 person that was killed, by someone, nobody is sure who? Just the woman from the Airforce, unlike the “peaceful” protests by the domestic terrorists that had insurrections all over last summer.
      acts of domestic terrorism are those which: “(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; (B) appear to be intended – (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.”
      Insurrection definition, according to Merriam-Webster, is – an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 3, 2021 at 8:03 am

        You’re so full of mumble jumble its coming out your eyeballs. Maybe if the INSURRECTIONIST had come to your home, and created mayhem by killing and injuring your family members that would be okay with you. Yeah, I thought so. Those people in that building represent the AMERICAN VOTERS on both sides. Its a damn shame, and a embarrassment to the USA.

        As for the rioting. I am against rioting on all sides, but I am all for PEACEFUL PROTESTING.

        You need to look up the difference between rioting and insurrection because your babbling is baloney.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 4, 2021 at 5:59 am

          Using YOUR way of thinking then, Pelosi,Schumer, Waters,Ocasio-Cortez,Omar,Ted Wheeler(Mayor of Portland),Jenny Durkan (Mayor of Seattle), and many more Democrat Representatives, Senators, Governors, and Mayors are guilty for inciting riots, encouraging terrorist insurrection, murder(deaths during),looting, arson, rape, and assault.
          I don’t see YOU or YOUR so called party of law and order, who incidentally stood around with thumbs in ass blocking attempts to stop the summer terrorist insurrections and riots, calling for charges against them. Instead we see YOUR party leaders aiding these scofflaws. Summer insurrectionists were bailed out of jail by a fund created for that purpose, by Kamala Harris, another criminal act a conservative would be prosecuted for.
          Democrats, the party of hypocrisy.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 1, 2021 at 10:16 am

    It’s a ruse, folks. Always has been, always will be. It’s the ultimate Trojan horse, and only the elite and wealthy can afford to get pinched by what this climate cultist crew advocates. It’s nonsense.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 1, 2021 at 10:16 am

    WHY wouldn’t a person want integrity in voting?

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 1, 2021 at 10:16 am

    I honestly think you need to pass an IQ test to be able to vote.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Say what? I thought Republicans were against regulations and all for free enterprise.